Taxon  Report   5876    
Nymphaea odorata  Aiton
American white waterlily,  Water lily
Nymphaea odorata
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Nymphaea odorata
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry
Nymphaea odorata
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry
Nymphaea odorata, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
(observation details)

point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Nymphaea odorata
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry
Genus: Nymphaea
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 16, 2019).